The exoskeleton Robo-Mate will turn the ordinary worker into a superman


Exoskeleton Robo-Mate

Engineers from several European countries based on Frankfurter IAO (Stuttgart) have developed a revolutionary model of the Robo-Mate exoskeleton, specifically designed for workers whose scope is associated with heavy physical exertion on the hands, feet and back, leading to premature wear and tear.

Robo-Mate increases a person’s ability to 10 times, that is, to raise a weight of 10 kg a person enough to make an effort equal to 1 kg. The special design of the module ensures the unloading of the spine, completely eliminating the twisting and erasing of intervertebral discs.

Exoskeleton Robo-Mate

In turn, the modules that support the legs, or rather, the inner surface of the hips, mimic the squat seat, which also significantly reduces the load.

Robo-Mate is a joint project of 12 European research institutes from 7 countries, headed by Carmen Constantinescu. The project cost is 3 million euros. The work has been going on for more than two years and should be completed by the end of 2016. Dr. Leonard O’Salivan, a specialist in ergonomics and design at the University of Limerick (Ireland), proudly noted:

“We want to further improve robotic systems that facilitate the daily physical labor of workers and preserve their health.”

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